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CB Safeguarding Assistant

Posted on 24 January 2024

CB Safeguarding Assistant Job Description

Job Title Constituent Body Safeguarding Assistant
Reports to Constituent Body Safeguarding Manager

Nature and scope:
Safeguarding, and making rugby as safe as possible, are the joint responsibility of all
involved in the game. Good safeguarding practise must be embedded across all clubs to
support the promotion of a proactive approach to safeguarding children and adults in the

The Constituent Body Safeguarding Team are responsible for championing safeguarding
and Rugby’s Core Values throughout their CB.

Accountabilities of the CB Safeguarding Assistant and Team:
• Leading and supporting Club Safeguarding Officers (CSOs) in the Constituent Body (CB) and
ensuring they are taken through an appropriate induction process, as per RFU guidance.
• Supporting CSOs in managing safer recruitment including the DBS process.
• Offering guidance and support to clubs in developing their own safeguarding practices
• Supporting the CSO in managing and coordinating safeguarding training amongst their club.
This includes ensuring the CSO knows the appropriate training requirements for individuals,
keeps up-to-date records of training and is proactive in ensuring compliance amongst
• Being proactive in distributing new guidance, updates and information from the RFU to CSOs
in the CB, and encouraging communication and best practise sharing within the CB
• Engaging in relevant safeguarding training, including attending the RFU’s CB Safeguarding
Manager Conference, and completing an appropriate induction process
• Deputise for the CB Safeguarding Manager as and when necessary

Additional Accountabilities of the CB Safeguarding Manager:
• Ensuring that clubs within the CB are compliant with the annual RFU Safeguarding audit, and
supporting clubs in ensuring this is completed on time.
• Support the CSO in completing the RFU safeguarding self-audit in line with the requirements
of Regulation 21.
• Ensuring that the CSO reports all safeguarding concerns appropriately in line with the RFU
Policy and Regulation 21.
• Providing support to other CB departments where safeguarding advice is needed, for
example relating to tour applications, festivals and requests to play out of age group.
• Monitoring the compliance of clubs in their CB regarding DBS checks and applications for
volunteers in regulated activity.
• Being an active member of the CB Governance or Management/Executive Committee, as
well as offering support and guidance to Sub Committees and Representative Squads
• Where appropriate, communicate with the Discipline Secretary regarding cases and
complaints that may involve safeguarding concerns and support the CSO involved in said

The CB Safeguarding Team Member should:
• Have a working knowledge of safeguarding in rugby and understand the safeguarding referral
process to external bodies, such as the police and statutory agencies
• Be aware of, and understand how to apply the RFU Safeguarding Children Policy,
Safeguarding Adults Policy, Regulation 21, as well as Regulations 9 and 15 to their role
• Have a child and/or adult at risk-centred approach to their role and encourage others to do
the same
• Maintain key relationships within the CB Management Committee, the CSOs, the RFU
Safeguarding Team and CB Relationship Managers
• Be confident in assessing when there is immediate harm, where police or social care need to
be informed as a matter of urgency, and in these situations, be confident in sharing
information with those agencies and ensuring this is followed by a referral to the RFU
Safeguarding Team at the earliest possible moment
• Be able to remain calm and professional at all times and understand the requirements of
handling sensitive and confidential information.


The CB Safeguarding Assistant reports to th CB Safeguarding Officer, who reports to the CB Hon Secretary.

The CB Safeguarding Team Member must:
• Undertake the appropriate safeguarding training as prescribed by the RFU, which includes
attending the annual RFU CBSM Conference, Play it Safe and In Touch.
• Be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, with an enhanced check of the barred

To apply please email:

Middlesex Rugby